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What Are The Benefits And Disadvantages Of Caffeine?

There are many conflicting reports about coffee but on the whole, it's likely that coffee has a mild net positive effect on health. The problem with coffee data is that, as in many things that are lifestyle related, there are confounding variables such as diet, obesity or lack thereof, exercise, smoking, alcohol which are all independent risk factors for poor health outcomes such as diabetes and cancer. Epidemiology studies are always fraught with design flaws and need to be taken with a modicum of skepticism. In 1981, there was a study in the NEJM, the leading medical journal linking coffee to pancreatic cancer. A lot of people put away their coffee mugs after that. But many studies subsequently refuted the coffee and pancreatic cancer link, and that 1981 study became an example of study design flaw and selection bias. Coffee and Cancer of the Pancreas — NEJM CTSpedia.EgBiasCancer A meta-analysis of coffee consumption and pancreatic cancer This is from the Mayo Clinic: Recent studies have generally found no connection between coffee and an increased risk of cancer or heart disease. In fact, most studies find an association between coffee consumption and decreased overall mortali Continue reading >>

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  1. Knob Creek

    Vial and syringe vs prefilled pen

    I currently use lantus solostar pens and novolog flex pens and I'm considering changing to vial and syringe if it can save me money.
    I understand there would be an inconvenience factor involved with a switch like this, particularly since I dose twice a day with the lantus and 2-4 times per day with the novolog. It's also true that I don't have to travel so much theses days and will be home much of the time.
    I'm still trying to figure out the cost difference on the drug website (express scripts) but I was wondering if any of you made the switch from prefilled pens to vial/syringe and how that change worked out for you?
    Thanks

  2. Tamagno

    Personally, I pump and my only experiences with syringes were with a diabetic cat and my mother.
    That said, there's not that much difference, really, if you can see the markings on the syringe clearly.
    And, syringes are better if you find yourself giving very small or precise injections involving fractions of a unit that most pens won't allow.
    The old diabetic's friend, Dr. Bernstein, personally prefers syringes even over pumps.
    You'll have different medical supplies and waste, however, and will have to be sure to bend needle tips on disposal.
    I don't know the current cost of syringes. Good idea to be sure its actually a savings. Novolog is expensive. One place to save would be to switch to Humalog for your short acting insulin. I actually prefer it and use it in my pump. All the hospitals I've been in use it.
    Good luck and keep us posted. A lot of us facing mandated downgrades in insurance may be doing the same.

  3. gfaith

    I think it is about a wash between pens and vials of Lantus. The vials have 1000 units and the pens (5) add up to 1500 units. Then syringes are about $ 20.00 per 90 and the needles for the pens are about twice that cost or $ 40.00 ish.
    You might find lower cost but that has been my take. I just got my PA to give me a Rx of both as I will be traveling soon and pens will be easier then.

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